Launching the TDL Strategic Planning Task Force

Texas Digital Library has recently launched a strategic planning process to set TDL’s path forward for the next several years. TDL’s current strategic plan, TDL Vision 2020, concludes this year, and the Executive Committee of the TDL Governing Board have convened a Task Force to develop strategic directions through synthesizing member and staff feedback in light of the TDL mission and vision statements.


A collaborative consortium based in Texas and rooted in higher education, the Texas Digital Library builds capacity among its membership for ensuring equitable access to and preservation of digital content of value to research, instruction, cultural heritage, and institutional memory.


The Texas Digital Library (TDL) will become a nationally recognized leader as a provider of essential, equitable, and sustainable infrastructure for libraries and cultural memory organizations, and its efforts will help to transform society through the radical broadening of access to valuable research, teaching, and cultural heritage materials.

As a center for expertise and excellence, it will be a sought-after partner by other consortia, institutions, and funders, and will serve as a model of community-based collaboration in service of Open Access, Open Data, Open Education, and digital preservation.

TDL’s success will be bound to that of our member institutions and their workers. Through our collective efforts, we will prepare and empower a diverse and inclusive library workforce to meet the challenges of the moment by amplifying their unique contributions, enabling sustainable workloads, and fostering mutually supportive communities.

The Strategic Planning Task Force is led by outgoing Governing Board chair Diane Bruxvoort (University of North Texas Dean of Libraries) and composed of Kristi Park (TDL Executive Director), Courtney Mumma (TDL Deputy Director), Adrian Shapiro (Texas Woman’s University, Digital Initiatives and Assessment Manager), Posie Aagaard (UTSA AVP for Collections & Curriculum Support), Bethany Scott (UH Head of Preservation and Reformatting) and Cate Rudowsky (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Dean of Libraries).

The Strategic Directions will outline TDL’s priorities for the next 3 years of the consortium’s work. Task Force members will spend roughly two months drafting a set of strategic directions to be shared at the October 25th annual Member Board meeting, where they will request input from the deans and directors of TDL Regular Member organizations. The Task Force will engage with TDL service users as well as TDL leadership and staff to help guide their work. TDL hopes to provide an update about the new Strategic Directions to the membership before the 2023 Winter Break.

Questions? Please contact Texas Digital Library at

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